Communication in relationships has the same role as the weakest link of the chain. This weak link determines the whole strength of the chain. Communication in relationships can thus act as a friend or foe. Words of love and kindness can strengthen the foundations of the bond. Harsh words can sabotage it. Speaking with cats is easy; they do not respond, while in the case of humans, it is rather tricky. You never know what is going to hit you.
Interpretations can be Complex
Mainly because humans perceive things differently, their response primarily depends upon their mindset, current mood, and particularly how they perceive you. It is not a general rule of thumb that good words bring good words. Sometimes people perceive things differently, and your expected results may significantly vary from your expectations.
Words are more than Words
Even for simple words, the mode of expression is monumental. Human feelings are somewhat complex. They need a trigger point that can make or break relationships. A wrong word at the wrong time sometimes has more worth than thousand love letters. Communication is often regarded as the flagship of emotions. However, it should not be that way, as communications are artifacts of raw emotions, as they are dangerously rampant. They may bloom like a flower or explode like a cracker.
Rules of Communications
Therefore, great care should be taken before when communicating with other beings. No one can control emotions, but some rules can be followed to avoid misinterpretations of words and can train yourself to frame as per the need for your feelings.
However, these rules are not absolute in any way. Follow your heart, and be polite as much as you can.
See Mode of the Environment: Before communicating with others, it is essential to see the current emotions of people around you. You certainly don’t want to utter sad words in a happy company. It is similar to “When in Rome, Do as Romans Do.
Be a Good Listener: To communicate effectively, listening to what others are saying is imperative. For this, it is essential to understand what others are saying. You always respond to what you hear. If you misinterpret the context of what you listen to, your reply will always be out of context.
Catastrophizing: The thinking trap is a dangerous pitfall, particularly for those who are more biased toward negative thinking. It is like you judge that a person is wrong and find reasons to prove him wrong. Even if the accused is speaking the truth, this mode of communication is highly not recommended.
Don’t be Judgmental: Never be judgmental while having a conversation. Always listen to what others have to say. Comprehend the talk and then make decisions. Use phrases such as “Did you Do it?” compared to “You did it.“
Don’t Get Emotional: People always tend to get emotional when they are talking. Professionally it is misconduct to get moving in your conversations. However, when talking to loved ones, try to scale down your emotions. It will also develop more depth in your relationships.
Don’t drag the Communications: Always try to express your words in a simple, precise way. Be simple, straightforward, and concise when communicating with others. Over communications can devalue your words. It can also make the listener suspicious of your intellect and abilities.
Don’t End Talks Suspiciously: Never end your talks suspiciously; this opens the room for doubt. This is the first step of developing the “The Thinking Trap.” An incomplete discussion can arouse an ocean of emotions that can test the foundations of your relationships.
Speaking Good is a Good Virtue
Words are an expression of thoughts and feelings. Holding onto them is pretty important to stay noble in society. Some consideration, if followed, can give you the direction to become a good speaker. Good chatters are good businessmen, husbands, and friends. Everyone likes them.
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